10 Tips To Make The Most Use Of A Small Bathroom Space

10 Tips To Make The Most Use Of A Small Bathroom Space

Houses these days seem to get smaller. I live in a new build property and whilst it’s really very lovely living in a new home, some of the rooms aren’t the most practical of sizes, the bathroom included.

I thought it would be good to pull together some ideas of how to make the most use of a small bathroom space whilst keeping it family friendly. I’ve done just that and so hopefully, if you are struggling from the same problem, you may find these tips useful.


10 Tips To Make The Most Use Of A Small Bathroom Space


  1. The first thing I did when I saw the size of our bathroom was to get some mirrors up on the walls. This instantly doubled the room size, or at the very least gave the illusion of a bigger room. It also made it much brighter, which is also a bonus.
  2. Keeping the colours of the walls a light and neutral colour is very important when the room is small. Darker colours won’t help if you are limited with space. Keep it light and airy. If you want to inject some colour, do so with towels or pictures on the wall.
  3. When thinking about tiles, use the same design on the floor as you do the walls. This automatically gives the illusion of a bigger room. As before with the colour, keep it light and neutral.
  4. If you have some wall space, put up some shelves and use nice storage boxes to store things in. Toilet rolls, toiletries, children’s bath toys. This way they are on hand when you need them but they don’t look cluttered. You could even use some larger shelves to store your folded or rolled towels. They look good in a salon stored like this so they will look good in your bathroom too.
  5. Bathroom cabinets are a great place to store medicines and other toiletries. Cabinets with a mirror like the ones at Bigbathroomshop will also help with that illusion of a bigger space that we mentioned earlier. So, if you don’t have enough space for a large mirror, if you have a smaller space for a mirrored bathroom cabinet, you get the best of both worlds.
  6. Under the sink storage is a great idea. If you can build a cupboard, brilliant. If not there are lots of options available for you. Shelving that sits around the sink is a great way to store all of your bottles and potions, keeping window sills, baths and sinks free of clutter.
  7. If you have an airing cupboard, make use of it. Whether it’s to store towels and toilet rolls or even bed linen. Make the most of the space that’s hidden behind a closed door.
  8. Tiered storage is a great idea to keep lots of things stored when you have very limited space. These can be stored in the corner of a room, or next to the sink to keep floor space clear.
  9. If you really struggle for space and can manage without a bath, think about turning your bathroom into a wet room or at the very least have a walk in shower. A wet room will also likely add value to your property.
  10. If you really can’t manage without a bath, perhaps a corner bath might be the way forward for you. It will save on space but still give you the luxury that a bath has to offer. It could be a lovely feature to your small room and you can use the corner above it to create a shelf to store bathroom necessities.


If you are really sensible there are many ways you can make use of the space you have in a small bathroom. Keeping things clean and tidy will also help when you are limited with space. It’s all about being clever and hopefully, the tips I have listed here will help.


Do you have a small bathroom? How do you maximise the space available? Let me know in the comments.


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  1. 12th February 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Good tips and I hate small bathrooms and they are not family-friendly particularly when the children are tiny. My new bathroom has a dozily small space at one end of the bath – probably about a foot or a bit more wide – need to work out how to capitalise on it for storage in some way. #AnythingGoes

  2. thesingleswan
    12th February 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I just knocked out a cupboard in my hallway to make my bathroom bigger. It is still small, but it feels a bit more spacious at least. I have a big mirror and that definitely helps, as does a cabinet high up on the wall and an under sink vanity unit. Pen x #AnythingGoes

  3. 13th February 2018 / 6:21 am

    Hi, these are some great tips our bathroom is painted in bright neutral colours with a mirror to make it feel larger. I think I shall have t try at your other suggestions as well #TriumphantTales

  4. 13th February 2018 / 7:34 am

    Great tips Jaki! You are so right about using the same tiles on the walls as the floor. Little tricks to give an illusion of more space. x

  5. 13th February 2018 / 10:04 am

    Some very good tips here. I too had a small bathroom and went the same route with mirrors, mirrors, and more mirrors.

  6. 13th February 2018 / 10:18 am

    Some great times – i totally agree on mirrors and lighter colours on the walls. Having under sink storage is also a godsend! #TriumphantTales

  7. 13th February 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Great tips! The colors in our bathroom are dark and horrible – they definitely need to be changed! Can’t wait to see what it will look like afterwards! #TripumphantTales

  8. 13th February 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Some fab ideas there, Our downstairs loo is absolutely tiny; everyone thinks it’s a cupboard under the stairs #TriumphantTales xx

  9. 13th February 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Our house was built before that time when they started including a minimum of two bathrooms in every house built, but we share quite nicely — despite not having two sinks, which has been the “thing” for several years now. I always say, We haven’t kept the romance alive all these years by watching each other floss and brush!

  10. 13th February 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Mirrors are a fab idea to make any room appear larger as is the tip on including colour with towels and accessories. We rent and our bathrooms are huge (everything is huge in Dubai) but we’re not allowed to fix anything to the walls as it’s all tiled, so I have freestanding units, which are a pain to clean around, sleving and cupboards would be better for me #triumphanttales

  11. 14th February 2018 / 10:19 am

    Really good tips and mirrors can make the world of difference to small spaces! Thanks for hosting #triumphanttales x

  12. 14th February 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Fab tips and definitely storage cabinets and also using natural colours to help create the illusion of space X #triumphanttales

  13. 14th February 2018 / 5:13 pm

    Great tips! We are lucky that our bathrooms aren’t huge but we have lots of built in storage. Now the kitchen is another matter entirely! #TriumphantTales

  14. aliduke79hotmailcom
    15th February 2018 / 10:27 am

    Brilliant ideas here. I have a couple of corner tiered shelves in my bathroom, I can store so much on them without taking up too much space.

  15. 16th February 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Our bathroom is also very small, what is it with new houses and tiny bathrooms! We have a cabinet with a mirror and under sink storage. I am hoping when we move the bathroom will be a bit bigger. Some of the houses we have seen have removed the bath for this reason but that is an instant turn off for me as the kids need the bath still. It’s hard to get it right isn’t it. #TriumphantTales

  16. 19th February 2018 / 10:38 am

    We recently moved and this situ for us has upgraded greatly! Still, despite 2 full and one half bath, all the kids come and brush their teeth with us? Nu? #triumphanttales xoxo

  17. 19th February 2018 / 3:52 pm

    These are great tips. Our bathroom was pink and had an olive green bath! Of course it would look great in Austin Powers world but we’ve changed it to blue. #TriumphantTales

  18. 19th February 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Back with blogger love, right here at #triumphanttales xoxo

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